CHINA Twenty years a Great Wall guardian

CHINA

Twenty years a Great Wall guardian

Xinhua

12:40, August 25, 2021

Li Shixiang rests while patrolling an ancient town in Haiyuan County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system, d

Li Shixiang patrols an ancient town in Haiyuan County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system, driving or walki

Li Shixiang takes pictures when patrolling an ancient town in Haiyuan County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation s

Li Shixiang takes notes in his car after investigating a section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and docu

Photo taken on Aug. 13, 2021 shows a section of the Great Wall under the starry sky in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with nav

Li Shixiang reads a book in his car after investigating a section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and doc

Li Shixiang investigates a wall of an ancient town in Haiyuan County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system, d

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 13, 2021 shows a section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system

Li Shixiang investigates a section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system,

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 13, 2021 shows a section of the Great Wall in Yinchuan City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents with navigation system

Li Shixiang and his children eat watermelon after patrolling an ancient town in Haiyuan County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2021. Li Shixiang, 45, lives in Haiyuan County in Ningxia and has been engaged in the research and protection of the Great Wall for over 15 years. When Li was a middle school student, he lived near an ancient town. The ancient walls and scattered ancient coins interested him and he visited the town with his friends every weekend. When he grew up, Li jointly ran a printing business, which gave him chance to visit different rural areas and discover some sections of Great Wall that were forgotten or lost in history. The experiences revived Li's old memories and interest. Since 2006, he started to systematically seek and study the undiscovered Great Wall sections in a hope that the remaining Great Wall will be known by people and put under protection. Starting from scratch in archaeology, Li Shixiang combined ancient records and documents

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